The Missing Half Of One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP Is Sailing To PAL Land

By Ishaan . March 20, 2012 . 1:00pm

Last year in Japan, Namco Bandai released a Nintendo 3DS port of two One Piece games that were originally released on the Wii. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 1 and One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 2 were both released on a single 3DS cartridge as One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP.

 

Then, a few months later, Europe got the game as well, but there was a catch. The European release only came with Episode 1 on the cartridge, with Namco Bandai explaining that the reason for this was the additional space taken up by including multiple languages for the European release, and deferring responsibility to Nintendo of Europe, who were the game’s distributor.

 

Now, it looks like the missing second episode of Unlimited Cruise SP is making it over, too. The Australian Classification Board put up a listing today for One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP2, with Namco Bandai listed as its publisher. What’s odd about this is that, while Unlimited Cruise SP was released in Europe, it wasn’t released in Australia.

 

Neither Namco Bandai nor Nintendo of Europe have officially announced One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP2 yet.


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  • British_Otaku

    I doubt Blazblue only had English subtitles in Europe, perhaps it may have had over five subtitle sets with additional language tracks much like Arkham Asylum which they didn’t need to cut content from the PS3 or 360 version for European release… Nor Revelations, another 3DS game…

    It doesn’t make sense for them to be LESS welcoming to people in the same region.

    • Herok ♞

       I was referring to NA not Europe when I made the post about them dropping the extra subsets

    • Dual_Heart

      the blazblue ps3 in europe had three written languages: Japanese, Korean, and English As for dubs, it was japanese, and english only..

      • British_Otaku

        That’s news to me. I’ve played Game Boy Advance games with 5 or 6 languages written (Astro Boy and DB: Advanced Adventure) and PS2 (Jak III) with other two dubbed languages on a single disc.

        A shame for those who aren’t so fluent but then by being a straight fighter it is less of a requirement I guess. I wasn’t expecting multiple dub languages as much as I was expecting more than English subtitles in Europe… :/

        • Dual_Heart

          It actually has a fairly decent story mode, so those that aren’t so fluent in the languages there are going to miss out on that, which is a shame..

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